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Fake food vs real food

My freezer is FULL after grocery shopping this morning. It isn’t necessarily “junk food” that I got but it is the type of food I need to do less of - the fake meats. However, ShopRite had an incredible sale on the Gardein products. Instead of them being $4.49 a bag (which Whole Foods is usually $4,99), all of them were $1.99 per bag. So I got one bag of something I’ve had before (breaded fake chicken patties), and seven bags of items I haven’t tried - chicken scallopini, meatloaf, crab cakes, fish filets, beef patties, Szechuan beef, and sweet and sour pork bites. I wanted to go with things I haven’t tried because if I don’t like any of them, I’ve only spent $2.

I haven’t found a Gardein product that I haven’t liked. I don’t see myself stuffing my freezer like this very often but if I get some favorites, I’ll keep an eye out for sales. Also, by having these handy, I intend to pair them with fresh items so that I am NOT ordering lunch at work.

I’m going to make a three bean salad today to have handy. I have fresh peppers, onions, and cilantro to add to it as well as I’ll put some frozen corn in it too. This should pair well with many of the other items I got today. I also picked up some fresh strawberries, fresh cut pineapple and green grapes which I’ll need to make myself eat. While I love veggies, I get lazy about fruit. Another thing I got was a container of plant based vanilla protein powder to put in smoothies.

Here is to going for a healthy week.

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amethyst_witch
Mar. 10th, 2019 04:00 pm (UTC)
It's great to have a stocked freezer, though! It keeps us from eating out too often *thumbs up*

That salad sounds great, yum! Pics later, ya?
:D
missdiane
Mar. 10th, 2019 04:31 pm (UTC)
Will absolutely take a pic. I’m sure it will also be Instagram worthy with all the colors!

Eating out means spending way more than I should and making iffy choices. Having tons of frozen stuff available will help curb that. I do want to try some of the breaded ones in my air fryer, though
amethyst_witch
Mar. 10th, 2019 08:32 pm (UTC)
It TOTALLY is--it's gorgeous! ^_^

*nods* Yup. We feel guilty buying ANY outside (non grocery shopping) foods even once a week. And we're not even "frugal" necessarily BUT I'd rather save money that way and spend it on other things that I simply value more *lol*
amethyst_witch
Mar. 10th, 2019 04:00 pm (UTC)
And *CHEERS* to a healthy week! ^_^
missdiane
Mar. 10th, 2019 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I’m also hoping the back cooperates since I think Emily really wants to try the belly dance class but won’t likely go without me
amethyst_witch
Mar. 10th, 2019 08:32 pm (UTC)
*fingers crossed*
njlorelei
Mar. 10th, 2019 07:54 pm (UTC)
Sometimes it is just easier to pull something out of the freezer. It’s still better than eating junk food, fast food, etc.

I’m the same way with fruit. I like most fruit but it isn’t something I ever crave or just go to to eat. Thankfully my husband really enjoys fruit so I do buy it and end up eating it more often than I would without him around. We’re actually low on fruit right now. Just bananas and oranges plus frozen fruit.
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